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Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-24-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
I want to wish my fellow Hi-Res music "junkies" a...

I want to wish my fellow Hi-Res music "junkies" a very Merry Christmas :)! May you all find those rare OOP SACDs and DVD-As that you've been looking for at discount prices ;).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-22-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Nat Adderley - Work Song...

Just bought:

Nat Adderley - Work Song (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/2549) SACD

I've been trying to buy this SACD for quite awhile. Either the prices were too high or I didn't bid on one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 42,451
Posted By Bill Mac
My apologies to fellow members. I deleted the...

My apologies to fellow members. I deleted the post you quoted.

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 08:30 PM
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Views: 42,451
Posted By Bill Mac
Mud, Well said :)! Merry Christmas to you...

Mud,

Well said :)! Merry Christmas to you as well!

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 42,451
Posted By Bill Mac
My experience with XT32 is pretty much the...

My experience with XT32 is pretty much the opposite. The biggest improvement for me is how well my Rythmik subs blend with my LCR speakers. I've never taken what I consider to me accurate...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 42,451
Posted By Bill Mac
In what way did XT32 degrade the sound in your...

In what way did XT32 degrade the sound in your room?

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 42,451
Posted By Bill Mac
I totally agree as I went from Audyssey XT to...

I totally agree as I went from Audyssey XT to XT32 and it was a nice improvement. I'm also looking forward to hearing more reviews of Dirac :).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-20-2014, 09:32 AM
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Views: 592,986
Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Joe Satriani - Engines of...

Just bought:

Joe Satriani - Engines of Creation (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/851) SACD

This is my first music from Joe Satriani so I'm interested in the music and the SQ of this SACD :).
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Bill Mac
The recommendation for www.sa-cd.net...

The recommendation for www.sa-cd.net (http://www.sa-cd.net/) is an excellent one :). I highly recommend doing the proper research on any SACD you plan on buying. So many times I found what I thought...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 592,986
Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Thelonious Monk with John...

Just bought:

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/1293) - Fanatsy SACD

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-18-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
It'd be fine if the company was owned by Larry...

It'd be fine if the company was owned by Larry Flynt :D.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-18-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 30,890
Posted By Bill Mac
Bill, When I get a chance later today I'll...

Bill,

When I get a chance later today I'll send Oppo an email about the issue I had with the Grrr! HFPA. They might have already been contacted about issues with the HFPAs but it doesn't hurt to...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,036
Posted By Bill Mac
I'm listening to the Division Bell DVD in 5.1 as...

I'm listening to the Division Bell DVD in 5.1 as I type. What an excellent sounding 5.1 mix! It rivals many of the Hi-Res 5.1 mixes I have. I really like Rick Wright's vocals on Wearing the Inside...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-18-2014, 08:54 AM
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Views: 592,986
Posted By Bill Mac
I'm slipping! I've missed to many SACDBA (SACD...

I'm slipping! I've missed to many SACDBA (SACD Buyers Anonymous) meetings lately :D. But with Dan being my sponsor I don't stand a chance :eek:!

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-17-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Bill, I have The Door and Just Like You...

Bill,

I have The Door and Just Like You SACDs from Keb' Mo'. They both sound excellent with Just Like You having an excellent 5.1 mix. If you can find either at a fair price they are well worth...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-17-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Coleman Hawkins Quartet -...

Just bought:

Coleman Hawkins Quartet - Today and Now (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/7277) APO SACD

Grant Green - Idle Moments (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/6388) APO SACD

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,069
Posted By Bill Mac
tt, Thanks, I'll give that a shot :). I...

tt,

Thanks, I'll give that a shot :). I have Deep Color and BD-Live off already. So I'll try clearing the Persistent Storage and see what happens.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-15-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,069
Posted By Bill Mac
Anyone having trouble when switching audio with...

Anyone having trouble when switching audio with the Grrr! HFPA? Below is a post from another thread.

I finally had a chance to listen to a stereo HFPA disc. I'm having the same issue as you only...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-15-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 30,890
Posted By Bill Mac
I finally had a chance to listen to a stereo HFPA...

I finally had a chance to listen to a stereo HFPA disc. I'm having the same issue as you only worse. When I switch audio it does go to PLIIx for both DTS and TrueHD. But I can get it to stereo by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 105,281
Posted By Bill Mac
I was just over at the Lounge (as a guest ;)) and...

I was just over at the Lounge (as a guest ;)) and it looks like some XMC-1 owners have received their Dirac codes. I'll be very interested in the initial reviews.

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-10-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 105,281
Posted By Bill Mac
I would say doing comparisons on two applications...

I would say doing comparisons on two applications of Dirac that aren't even up and running is a little premature IMO. If one doesn't have the need for a processor then the MiniDSP looks to be the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 592,986
Posted By Bill Mac
Thanks, I certainly will :). Bill

Thanks, I certainly will :).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10,636
Views: 592,986
Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Count Basie Live at the Sands...

Just bought:

Count Basie Live at the Sands (before Frank (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/8960)) MOFI SACD

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,036
Posted By Bill Mac
SMD, LOL :)! Sad but true as I've never met...

SMD,

LOL :)! Sad but true as I've never met an SACD I didn't like ;).

My copy of the Division Bell DVD arrived today and the 5.1 mix is excellent...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-07-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19,513
Views: 1,563,488
Posted By Bill Mac
Dave, Thanks for such a detailed response...

Dave,

Thanks for such a detailed response :). I'm only using the analog outputs for stereo playback. So I have SACD Audio set to stereo as the default. I'll set the HDMI output to bitstream and...
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